Joseph “Joe” Pritchard Brown, Jr.

November 25, 1929 - March 4, 2020

11/25/1929 - 03/04/2020

Past Services

Saturday March 07, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sunday March 08, 2020
Woodland Cemetery
Holly Street
Woodland, NC 27897
Sunday March 08, 2020
2:00 pm
Cedar Grove Friends Meeting House
303 West main Street
Woodland, NC 27897

WOODLAND, NC – Joseph “Joe” Pritchard Brown, Jr., age 90, of Joe Brown Road, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at his home surrounded by his beloved family.

Mr. Brown was born on November 25, 1929 to the late Joseph Pritchard Brown, Sr. and Aileen Autrey Brown in Richmond, VA. Joe loved Woodland and spent his life serving the community, always extending a helping hand when he could. He has been a dairy farmer for Maola Milk company for many years and loved his cows, calling most by their name. Although Joe could be stubborn and set in his ways, he loved his family dearly and was always there for them. He was a Master Gardener and a devoted member of The Cedar Grove Friends Meeting, being recorded as Elder in 1991. Joe was also a member of Woodland Men’s Club for many years, served on the board at Pine Forest Rest Home, served on the Board of Directors for North Carolina Farm Bureau, and took care of many other civic duties for the community building in Woodland. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Joe is survived by his loving wife Bert of 67 plus years, three daughters, Kaye Brown Russell and husband David of Durham, NC, Barbie Brown Hepler and husband Will of Timberlake, NC, and Patricia Brown Canady and husband Lin of Potecasi; three granddaughters, Marci Russell of Durham, Jailyn Russell of Durham, and Kimberly (Steven) Woollen of Southport, NC; four grandsons, Bryan (Kerri) Hepler of Holly Ridge, NC, Matthew (Emily) Hepler of Leasburg, NC, Jeremy (Kimberly) Canady of Margarettsville, NC, and Gregory (Amber) Canady of Woodland; four great-granddaughters, Claire Hepler, Brimlee Hepler, Zoey Hepler, and Natalie Canady; four great-grandsons, Barrett Woollen, Addis Woollen, Kai Woollen, and Cooper Canady; sister, Autrey Brown Jenkins of Woodland; niece, Aileen Jenkins Staples of Wake Forest, NC; nephew, Dwight (Catherine) Jenkins of Kernersville, NC; along with several great nieces and great-nephews, and many friends.

The family will receive friends Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square.

Funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2020, 2:00 pm at the Cedar Grove Friends Meeting House, Woodland, NC with Minister Robert Gosney and Rev. Dr. J Brabban presiding. Burial will follow in the Quaker Cemetery, Woodland, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rich Square Monthly Meeting, PO Box 482, Woodland, NC, 27897, or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Brown family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Heath & Rachael Lloyd
4 years ago

Joe Brown was a good man. A friend and Christian brother. He loved his family and community. I thank the Lord for him, and will always remember him. Prayers to Bert and family for peace and strength.

Deb McCreedy
4 years ago

So sorry to hear about Uncle Joe’s death. Thinking of all of you, Aunt Bert, Kaye, Barbie and Tricia as well as the grandkids. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. May God’s love and care be evident to all of you in the days, weeks and months to come.

Linda Hepler
4 years ago

I’m sorry for your loss my God wrap his loving arms around you and give you comfort

Debbie Wheeler Martin
4 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mr Brown …I am so sorry for their loss .

Amy Parks
4 years ago

Patricia and Lin You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers !

Kelly Jenkins
4 years ago

Thoughts and prayers for the Brown Family. Great memories as a kid visiting my Uncle Billy and Mr Joe for milking time at the dairy!

Freida Ingram
4 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and praying for peace during this difficult time.

Rachel E. Bryant
4 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Blessed though to have him so many years.

Connie & Charles Leonard
4 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Didn’t know Joe well, but liked him from the beginning. Condolence from the Leonard family in Kernersville. We know our son-in-law valued Uncle Joe beyond all and respected him in all things. Autrey was a treasure to him. God bless and comfort you all.

Dr. M David Chambers and Missy from Antioch Baptist Church Timberlake North Carolina
4 years ago

Praying for each and everyone of you now and always